Apr 20, 2010

Weakness



I called hubby yesterday on his way home from work in tears.

"I can't do it" I cried

He could barely hear me over little man's screaming.

"What can't you do?"

"I can't be a stay at home mom! I didn't make it to the laundry. I have no idea what to do for dinner. I have emails that are piling up, photos to edit, orders to process, and little man won't stop crying!!! I feel like a failure and a bad mom."

I obviously was having a weak moment. Hubby was very sweet and helpful when he got home. I had to remind myself that I birthed this child and I am going to be the one to raise him. I need to work out a different system when it comes to the business and being a mommy so I don't get so overwhelmed. Most importantly need to remember where I draw my strength from. There is no way that I can do it without Him.

His power is made perfect in my weakness.

2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.



26 comments:

  1. I needed this verse this morning. Thank you. :) I hope you find a system that works for you. I know how stressful things can get.

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  3. Oh Monica! I feel your pain. Keep persevering though. God has equipped you for everything that HE asks you to do. It will get easier as your little one gets older. Praying for you...

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  4. God IS our strong tower. And its a good thing because on days when the baby won't stop crying and life is piling up we really need that!

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  5. I made a post VERY similar to this today! Love the verse you put in your post. I need to remember that while praying.

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  6. That's a great verse to have committed to memory! It's so much easier to try to hide our weaknesses but we can't really work on them till we give them over to God. Thanks for the reminder. :-)

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  7. Bless you! I am 11 years and 3 children into this SAHM thing and I still have days like that. We have to remind ourselves that these little people are only ours for such a short time that they take the number 1 spot. Everything else can be caught up on on the days that run smoothly but we can never relive that one day with them. Don't get me wrong I don't do it perfectly each day either and there are many a day I have to remind myself. Hugs to you my friend! May today be a better day

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  8. This is a great verse! I should write it out on a pretty card and hang it somewhere in my house where I will see it. :)

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  9. Oh I needed to hear that verse today!! I had that same melt down yesterday after being home with a screaming, sick kid all day. Thank you for the encouragment!

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  10. Sometimes it is so stressful to be a Stay At Home Mom when you have so much going on and such a busy life. I get so frustrated when I have so much laundry, and when I have so many dishes in the sink, or when the rooms aren't spotless like I want them to be. But, I like to take a step back and say, "Thank God I have so much laundry to do - my family is clothed! Thank God I have so many dishes to wash - my family is fed! Thank God I have so many rooms to clean - my family is blessed! - I am blessed!"

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  11. We've all had days like that. But this too shall pass, and you'll get a new system in place.

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  12. I have days like this all the time!! It is tough to be a SAHM and a business owner at the same time! I try to edit in between loads of laundry and all the other junk we as moms take care of! Sometimes when my little Diva is craving attention, I just have to stop and give it to her and when she is calm I can move back to what I was doing! It will get better as he get older and more independent! HUGS!!!

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  13. Great Verse... this is so the way I have been feeling. Its good to know I am not the only one who struggles once and awhile.

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  14. Aw, we've all been there. It's mommyhood, and you're doing a GREAT job. The fact that you are so upset, shows what an awesome mommy you are!!

    What an amazing verse!

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  15. Right there with ya some days! I can't be a SAHM. I NEED time away from my kids! I get really cranky the weeks I only work one day (I'm a nurse).

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  16. We all have weak days. That's the Lord's way of gently reminding us that we need Him.

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  17. Ha! I have so been there many times before! No, I'm obviously not a stay at home mom, but I think us moms in general have our moments! But honestly, I believe a little melt down now and then is healthy!

    Hang in there, the scripture you posted is perfect! Just remember, it gets easier! Your little guy is just at a very demanding age still. Mine too! :-)

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  18. Monica, I know how you feel! Sometimes I feel like God asks waay more of me than I am. You just have to remind yourself HE's the creator, and HE knows how you are because HE made you that way! He'll help you through!

    I also have an award for you on my blog. :)

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  19. That was a big step crying out to hubby and asking for some help...you'll get through this together with the Lord's help! We've ALL had days like this...I hope you are feeling better today, I'll pray you find routine.

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  20. I've been having a few of those days lately too. thank you for sharing the verse. one of those that you know but forget when you're in the middle of the situation! I called Jay this morning with a similar meltdown :)

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  21. Oh Monica... I am right there with you. It can be so hard sometimes but "He" can help us, "He" can remind us, we can do it because of "Him". Sometimes we just need to step back and look at what "He" has given and what "He" has done for us, because without "Him" nothing would be possible.

    Thanks for sharing... your weakness is my weakness too.

    ~Alysha

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  22. I love your honesty! Thank you for the truth in your words that we all face as moms and HIS WORD that help us make it through!

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  23. I have been meditating on that verse lately! It is so easy to forget. I know it's true, I just need to believe it!! Hang in there, as you know...some days are worse than others. It's all part of being a mom!

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  24. Perfect verse, Monica.

    I know we have all been there. I had that moment with my very 1st baby, she had colic and would not stop crying..I wondered how I could ever have any more kids if I could not ever put the baby down?! It passed, quickly really, but at the time it didn't seem so.

    Then came the birth of our 3rd child, my first day home alone with all 3, I called my dh crying that I couldn't do it. He was very sweet, sent me flowers with an encouraging note, and came home early.

    cyber hugs, it will get better and baby will get on a routine eventually.

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  25. Must have been something in the air this week. I had lots of days like this for some reason! I hope your weekend refreshes you!!

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